Medical researchers the world over are working on cutting edge procedures to treat disease and injury. Medical travel can provide a patient with access to new treatment options which are not currently available in the United States. New services are available at several of our International Select Provider Organization locations. We encourage you to contact our concierge service staff if you are interested in a new, cutting edge treatment. They will help you select the doctor and hospital that best suits your needs and timeframe.

CCSVI, or Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiancy, describes compromised blood flow in the veins of the central nervous system. Multiple Sclerosis is a proposed side-effect of this disorder. This exciting new treatment, utilizing balloon angioplasty and stenting to increase blood flow to the brain, has been used to treat the symptoms of MS.

Chronic Pain Patients that suffer from severe intractable pain often feel abandoned and without hope. However, using advanced techniques, which have been proven and utilized on an international level, this type of patient could control their pain. One of our hospitals specializes in control of chronic pain.

Gamma Knife Surgery The Gamma Knife (also known as the Leksell Gamma Knife) is a creation of Elekta AB, a Swedish public company, used to treat brain tumors by administering high-intensity cobalt radiation therapy in a manner that concentrates the radiation over a small volume. The device aims gamma radiation through a target point in the patient's brain. The patient wears a specialized helmet that is surgically fixed to the skull, so that the brain tumor remains stationary at the target point of the gamma rays. A dose of radiation is thereby sent through the tumor in one treatment session, while surrounding brain tissues are relatively spared. Gamma Knife radiosurgery has proven effective for patients with benign or malignant brain tumors up to 4 centimeters in size, and vascular malformations such as an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Gender Reassignment Gender reassignment alters a person's physical characteristics and sexual organs to resemble that of the opposite sex. Gender Reassignment can involve many specialties: urology, gynecology, cosmetic surgery and hormone therapy. It is a process that is accomplished over many months of treatment.

Hyperbaric Medicine Hyperbaric oxygenation is a treatment which is administered in a special chamber where the patient breathes pure oxygen at a higher pressure. Hyperbaric oxygenation is used to advance healing, and to treat patients of diving accidents, venous air embolisms, carbon monoxide or smoke poisoning, diabetic foot wounds, and other injuries.

Vertigo Vertigo is a sensation or hallucination of movement and is the third leading cause of medical consultations for people of any age, following headache and back pain. If every time you move in one direction you get dizzy, lightheaded or feel nausa, it could be Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). One of our hospitals specializes in the treatment of Vertigo.

Since the nature of these procedures are cutting edge, Please click on the Concierge button to find out the Destinations that currently are providing these services.